Instant Pot Lasagna (GF, DF, SF)

Instant Pot, lasagna noodles, tomato sauce

Several months ago, I asked on GFS social media if they’d like me to share a recipe for Instant Pot Lasagna. The majority of voters said “yes”. For those that said “no”, this is not for you. My mom loves her Instant Pot and likes to try out various dishes. She tried lasagna to see … Read moreInstant Pot Lasagna (GF, DF, SF)

What I Learned From Public Speaking Recently

Hermione meme about public speaking

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”  We’ve all heard this quote. Show of hands of people that actually practice this. Every day.  *waits* That’s what I thought. As you probably know, I had a speaking engagement several weeks ago at the Living Free Expo. The offer to give a talk came up both … Read moreWhat I Learned From Public Speaking Recently

Gluten-Free Spirited is Two!

Two years ago on March 31, I launched Gluten-Free Spirited. ? If you’ve been reading for a while, you know the story of why I launched it. If you’re unfamiliar, check out my bio and my first blogpost.     Originally, it was geared towards travelers with dietary restrictions due to food sensitivities/allergies. It hasn’t been as … Read moreGluten-Free Spirited is Two!

Living Free Expo Recap

Living Free Expo sign

Last Saturday, I attended the Living Free Expo here in Charlotte. Formerly known as the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event, it underwent a brand change. Nikki Everett, founder of the expo, said this was because the gluten-free movement has splintered off into so many different things that a new name would fit it better. … Read moreLiving Free Expo Recap

Myths and Misconceptions About Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Food allergy meme

Ever since my sister had to remove gluten, dairy, and soy from her diet, I’ve seen and heard so many myths and misconceptions. I started Gluten-Free Spirited nearly three years ago and I’ve read a lot of myths and misconceptions in my comments and across social media. Common myths and misconceptions One of the biggest … Read moreMyths and Misconceptions About Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Dietary Restriction Friendly Waffles (GF, SF, DF, Low FODMAP)

Stack of waffles

One of the greatest debates is waffles or pancakes? Though I like both, I prefer pancakes. Since we’ve made dietary restriction friendly pancakes before, we decided to make waffles. I was recently gifted a package of EarthNutri’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour . Their flour is made of organic sprouted flour, which is brown rice flour. According … Read moreDietary Restriction Friendly Waffles (GF, SF, DF, Low FODMAP)

Lowdown on Low FODMAP

Maria Von Trapp in field meme

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve probably seen the term “low FODMAP”. “What the heck is that?,” you mentally ask. It is essentially a diet for people with IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-,Mono-saccharides And Polyols. According to Wikipedia, FODMAP occurs naturally in food. … Read moreLowdown on Low FODMAP

What to Order from Metro Diner if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Metro Club

There’s a restaurant that’s not too far from us that we kept passing and always forgot the name of. One night, Nikki took a picture of it so that we’d remember it. Nikki Googled it and learned that they had a gluten-free menu. Score! A few weeks later, our dad invited us to dinner and … Read moreWhat to Order from Metro Diner if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Local Landmark: Landmark Diner is Charlotte’s Oldest Diner

Unless burger from Landmark Diner

Landmark Diner has been a staple in my life since my childhood. Their website doesn’t have the exact year it opened, but the owners say they were the first to bring Greek style diner to Charlotte. Landmark Diner is one of the few places that stay open late in the city. They open daily at … Read moreLocal Landmark: Landmark Diner is Charlotte’s Oldest Diner

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispies cut into squares

A few weeks ago, Nikki & I were at the grocery store when she spotted Strawberry Rice Krispies. Right away, I said “we can make Rice Krispies for the blog.” Nikki immediately replied, “With strawberry Smashmallows.” Nikki went through a couple boxes before we actually made the Strawberry Rice Krispie treats. Shoutout to Target for … Read moreValentine’s Day Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats